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Middle portion of faience ushabti (Saitic ?); hard-baked drab paste, greenish blue glaze, stained near edges, incised text, pedestal at back bears words [GLYPHS] Ptahirdis child of Merptah, two complete lines read as follows [GLYPHS]. Illustration: Yes with hieroglyphs. Illustration scale: 1:2


  • ID
  • Department
    Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Classification
    Tomb equipment-Ushabtis and ushabti boxes
  • Findspot
    [Street G 7000], debris E of subsidiary pyramid G I-b
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3 cm Width: 2.6 cm Thickness: 1.85 cm
  • Credit Line
    Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA accession number: 25.5257
  • Period
    Late Period, Dynasty 26 - Dynasty 30
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Attested
    Merptah (in Street G 7000)
  • Owner
    Ptahirdis (in Street G 7000)
  • Problems/Questions
    MFA accession number verified

Tombs and Monuments 1

Full Bibliography

  • Zivie-Coche, Christiane M. Giza Au Premier Millenaire: Autour du temple d'Isis dame des pyramides. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991, p. 277.

Photos 1

People 2

Ancient People

  • Merptah (in Street G 7000)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother of Ptahirdis. Name appears on ushabti (fragment: 24-11-358) inscribed for Ptahirdis; found in Street G 7000 debris.
  • Ptahirdis (in Street G 7000)

    • Type Owner
    • Remarks Child (born) of Merptah. Ushabti (fragment: 24-11-358) inscribed for Ptahirdis; found in Street G 7000 debris.